I had so much fun playing with the February Stamp of the Month “A Happy Hello” that I decided I’d see what other uses I could come up with.
I found a cute card while visiting a Stampin’ Up Demonstrators blog. Julie is uber talented and shares lots of free video and PDF tutorials and my thoughts are anything can look better when made with Close to My Heart products it doesn’t matter where the inspiration came from!
I stamped the card in Sweet Leaf and Thistle ink then cut the panel down the middle – flipped the cut pieces in opposite directions and cut them again. Once I had all the pieces mounted on a piece of Sweet Leaf Paper Fundamentals I layered it to a piece of Kraft Cardstock. I finished it off with some left over purple sparkles to give it a dash of glitz! The Thank You sentiment comes from the Cricut Artfully Sent bundle – LOVE all the choices!
Welcome to the Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This is my first month on the Blog Hop and I am super excited to be accepted into such an amazingly talented group of hoppers! We are featuring February’s SOTM, which is A Happy Hello, a set of 14 fun floral stamps and one “a happy hello” sentiment.
This month we have over 60 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month’s SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do – just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!
The inspiration for my card came after discussing my early stamping days with my recent card class and how everything was stamped in black. I love the clean look of black and white, it lends itself to simplicity and formality at the same time. I found this card on Pinterest and decided that I could replicate it with the February Stamp of the Month. In place of the ribbon I used the Black Shimmer Trim, since I am bow challenged this is one of my favorite products.
I layered the circle image with some thin 3D foam tape – LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stuff! It gives enough dimension, but doesn’t make it a huge noticeable difference.
I have really tried to get better at including some form of decoration on the inside of my cards – if I spend so much time making the outside look pretty I guess I feel I need to pretty up the inside so the recipient will want to open it. Here I’ve repeated the images from the front of the card in a cluster and added the sentiment.
Now “Hop” on over to Chris Lothian’s Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the February SOTM is only available until February 28th (no leap year this year)! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount!